From Ruth Lipschutz, LCSW and the folks at NASW Illinois, here's a long-running series of articles about ethics questions that may make for good exam prepping: Ethics Corner [LINK DEFUNCT]. Lipschutz answers questions from social workers about ethical situations both sticky and straightforward. Here's the first part of a vignette from a piece about the ethical challenges of social media for social workers:

Alex is a social worker for a non-profit agency that provides services for young adults, ages 18 to 21 years old. An issue of concern for the agency is frequent missed appointments. As one means of addressing this issue, the director wants to list the agency as a "check in" site on Foursquare. She believes the social game play aspect of the site is a way to engage the youthful population that is served, as well as increase visibility for the agency...

Good, ethical idea or...?

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November 15, 2013
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